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Wednesday’s games Girls’ tennis Marquette at Escanaba, 11 a.m.

Irish vs. Badgers at Lambeau, Soldier fields

CHICAGO (AP) — Notre Dame and Wisconsin will play at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2020 and Soldier Field in Chicago in 2021. The schools made a joint announcement on Monday in Chicago. The two-game series marks the first meeting between the Fighting Irish and Badgers since ...

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Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder lies on the field after being injured during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. His status is unclear, but Coach Jim Caldwell said the team may know more in the next day or two.

Lions move on without Hyder

ALLEN PARK — There’s no official word yet from the Detroit Lions about whether defensive end Kerry Hyder will miss the season. What’s clear is that the Lions are coming to grips with the idea of having to play without him. “We’ve got a very good group. We’re very confident,” ...

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Detroit Tigers shortstop Dixon Machado is unable to catch the throw to the bag as Texas Rangers’ Rougned Odor steals second in the sixth inning  Monday in Arlington, Texas.

Rangers top Tigers with power, small ball

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit another impressive home run. The Texas Rangers played some small ball, too. Rougned Odor had three hits and scored three times in a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, including the go-ahead run after he reached on a bunt single and ...

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Kyle Larson enjoyed quite a weekend, which included his victory in the NASCAR Cup Series race in Brooklyn, Mich.

Whirlwind weekend for Larson

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Larson drove in a prestigious sprint car event in Iowa on Saturday, then made it back to Michigan in time to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race. So the question team owner Chip Ganassi faced in the news conference afterward wasn’t all that outlandish: Could the ...

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Justin Turner and the Dodgers have a lot to smile about as the hottest team in baseball.

A magical season for Dodgers

By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Columnist LOS ANGELES — The hottest team in the land had yet to get a runner to first base as the third inning came to a close at Dodger Stadium, where 46,128 had come to watch a slice of history on a sunbaked Sunday afternoon. The Dodgers trailed the Padres 2-0, ...

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Houghton’s Gunnar Stein won the UPGA championship tournament Sunday at Wawonowin Country Club.

Teen wins UPGA title

By Steve Brownlee Journal Sports Editor CHAMPION — The first playoff hole summed up the day for Baraga native John “Gus” Koskinen at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association championship tournament at Wawonowin Country Club on Saturday. He used an iron to hit a relatively short tee shot ...

Robinette defends ECC men’s title

ESCANABA — Brian Robinette captured his second straight men’s championship title over the weekend at Escanaba Country Club with a winning score of 3-under 69. Challenging Robinette for this year’s crown were Mark Gauthier Jr. +1 and Dylan Gauthier, Nathan Rousseau and Dominic Benetti ...

Grosse Pointe moves to LL World Series

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores, which recently won the Michigan Little League Boys Major state championship in Gladstone, continued its dream summer by winning the Great Lakes Regional Saturday. Grosse Pointe defeated Illinois Hinsdale 6-3 and will advance to the Little League ...

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Kyle Larson celebrates winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday.

Opportunistic Larson wins on MIS restart

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Larson’s ambitious weekend ended in triumph. Larson slipped between cars on an overtime restart and won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The victory capped a busy stretch for Larson after team owner Chip Ganassi allowed him to go ...

Thomas rallies, captures PGA crown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas remembers hearing the roar before he ever saw the shot. He had access to the clubhouse at Valhalla in 2000 as the 7-year-old son of a PGA professional, and the thunder from the gallery reached his ears before the TV showed Tiger Woods making the most important ...

Eichhorn wins junior tourney

HARTLAND, Wis. — Hunter Eichhorn of Carney-Nadeau fired a final-round 71 Wednesday and won the Wisconsin State Golf Association Junior Boys Championship. Eichorn finished with a three-round total of 4-under 209 and a four-shot victory at The Legend at Bristlecone. Eichhorn, who is signed to ...

Fundraiser set for Esky football

ESCANABA — The Second Annual Escanaba Football Red Zone Bash Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 18 starting at 4 p.m. at the Eagles Club. The tailgate dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. and live music by Sit Down Francis from 9 to 11 p.m. The cost is $25 per person for the event, ...

Clements leads U.P. tourney

By Steve Brownlee Journal Sports Editor CHAMPION — It seems only fitting that Mark Clements won an end-of-the-day driving contest at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association championship tournament on Thursday evening. That’s because everything else that happened on the second day of the ...

Esky hosting vets for picnic, game

ESCANABA — All area veterans and their spouses are invited to a free pre-game picnic before the Escanaba-Alpena varsity football contest on Friday, Aug. 25. The picnic starts at 5 p.m. at the Escanaba Athletic Field with a 7 p.m. kickoff for the game, which is free for the veterans. Veterans ...

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In this file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh talks with quarterback Wilton Speight (3) during the first half of a game against Michigan State. Harbaugh has won on and off the field in two years at Michigan, posting a pair 10-3 seasons and generating a lot of publicity with his outside-the-box ways. The Wolverines, though, have finished third in the Big Ten’s East Division in each of the last two years and only time will tell if Harbaugh’s sizzling style will lead to championships.

Will UM be motivated by late season-slide?

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh has won on and off the field in his two years at Michigan, posting a pair of 10-3 seasons and generating a lot of publicity with his outside-the-box approach. The Wolverines, though, have only managed to finish third in the Big Ten ...

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Detroit Lions’ Khyri Thornton and Indianapolis Colts’ Arturo Uzdavinis run a drill during practice at the NFL team’s football training camp Thursday in Indianapolis.

Lions ready for games to begin

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Lions got exactly what they needed from a long weekend in Indianapolis. Two practices against another team provided a fresh perspective on the progression they’ve made in training camp — and a valuable preview of what to expect in Sunday’s preseason ...

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Green Bay’s LaDarius Gunter celebrates his fumble recovery with Josh Jones (27) during the first half of Thursday’s preseason game against Philadelphia.

Packers top Eagles in preseason debut

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Quarterback Carson Wentz had a perfect preseason debut for the Philadelphia Eagles under less than ideal conditions against the Green Bay Packers. The ball was a little slick because of the humidity on Thursday night. Players on both sides were shaking off the rust in ...

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Patrick Reed watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Club Friday in Charlotte, N.C.

Matsuyama, Kisner tied for PGA lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama never looks satisfied with his shots or his score, no matter how good they look. Perhaps it will take winning a major to change that. Five days after the 25-year-old Japanese star closed with a 61 to win his second World Golf Championship, Matsuyama ...

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Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell talks with Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano during practice at the NFL team’s football training camp Thursday in Indianapolis.

Indy homecoming for Caldwell

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Jim Caldwell skipped the homecoming parade Thursday and got right to work. With the first of two joint practices in Indianapolis before Sunday’s preseason opener, the Detroit Lions coach didn’t have time to shake hands, recount stories ...